Eosinophilic gastroenteritis as a cause of gastrointestinal tract bleeding and protein-losing enteropathy


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Eren M. , Ulug N., Aydemir Y.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.55, no.3, pp.299-303, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/turkpediatriars.2018.48376
  • Title of Journal : TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.299-303

Abstract

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is an inflammatory disease characterized by pathologic eosinophilic infiltration of any portion of the gastrointestinal tract. Depending on the involved site and layer of eosinophilic infiltration, symptoms and signs are heterogeneous. This manuscript reports two patients who presented with acute upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding and protein-losing enteropathy signs, and were diagnosed as having eosinophilic gastroenteritis. Upper endoscopy revealed an appearance of mucosal pseudomass in both patients. Both patients achieved satisfactory clinical improvement with an elimination diet and proton pump inhibitor treatment.